Senior Highway Engineer, Flood Water Management


Haringey Council - Alexandra House

Closing Date:

28 Jul 2024

Job description

Contract Terms

Contract Type: Full -Time, Permanent

Salary: PO4 £46,041 – £49,083 per annum

Closing Date: Rolling Advert

About Haringey

Haringey Council is one of 32 in London. Haringey is an extremely diverse borough, and the Council has set clear ambitious objectives through its borough plan to make Haringey a better place to live, encourage investment and create opportunities that all can share. Haringey’s vision for the future is one of sustainable growth, in housing and jobs and on helping our residents and businesses take advantage of that growth. We have got huge ambitions for Haringey. As the shape of local government continues to change, we are determined to rise to the challenge and find new ways to ensure that our residents enjoy the best opportunities in life. Working at Haringey gives you the opportunity to play a part in meeting those ambitions on behalf of everyone who calls the borough their home.

About the role

The Senior Engineer, Floodwater Management post holder will carry out tasks relating to the Council’s regulatory drainage functions including that as a Lead Local Flood Authority. Duties will include reviewing planning applications to ensure sustainable drainage requirements are met. The role includes designing and implementing highway drainage improvement schemes, site supervision of contractors, the development of sustainable drainage systems, reactive maintenance programmes for highway drainage infrastructure including street gullies.

Within the Highways Service we have several new permanent positions that will help us to continue to keep the highways network safe while supporting the economic growth of the borough. These posts will contribute to the service by allowing us to effectively maintain and improve our highways assets including drainage, footways, carriageways, street furniture and structures. All these posts will sit within the Highways and Maintenance Group which includes Maintenance and Improvements Teams.

If you would like to discuss this role, please email Thomas Henry, Group Engineer Highways and Maintenance at

About you

The post holder will need to demonstrate experience of successfully and consistent delivery of drainage and flood management related projects including experience of supervising the build of complex designed schemes. You will need a working knowledge of legislation relating to flood risk management and sustainable drainage systems. Experience is required in managing drainage infrastructure, sustainable drainage systems and planned / reactive drainage programmes.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community. 

Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement of 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and wellbeing support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.


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